Lots of medals came home to London from CYC’s in Winnipeg!

The Canadian Youth Championships were held May 30 – Jun 1 in Winnipeg, MB.  This annual championship tournament brings 8 provincial teams of 6 youth bowlers together to compete for medals, scholarship and a National Title in each of Bantam, Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions.

Southern Ontario won a total of 14 medals at this years competition … 7 GOLD, 2 SILVER and 5 BRONZE!  Contributing to this teams success were 3 youth from London and District who all came home with medals!

3 times GOLD

Rebekah Loker (pictured above left) from Woodstock, who bowls out of Bowlerama Royale, was the Junior Girl on the team.  This was Rebekah’s first time at CYC’s but competed at a National Level at YBC Nationals in 2012.  She had great success in Winnipeg bringing home Silver in the Team Event,  Gold in the Doubles Event, went undefeated to win Gold in Singles Event and became the 2015 Junior Girl National Champion! With that title she earned $175 scholarship thanks to funding from Sport Canada!

Brayden Vaughan (pictured above right) from St. Thomas, who bowls out of Heritage Lanes, was the Junior Boy on the team.  This was Brayden’s first ever National Tournament and he too brought home a GOLD medal in doubles having bowled the event with Rebekah Loker.  Brayden had stop competing at this tournament due to medical reasons but showed everyone what a great sportsman and team player he was when he cheered the rest of his teammates on for the remainder of the tournament.

Mykaela Mitchell (pictured above centre) from London, who bowls out of Bowlerama Royale, was the Intermediate Girl on the team.  This was Mykaela’s 3rd time at CYC’s and was able to bring home a Silver in the Team Event, Gold in the Doubles Event, Bronze in the Singles Event, and became the 2015 Intermediate Girl National Champion!  This is her 3rd National CYC’s title winning as a Bantam in 2010, Junior in 2012 and now Intermediate in 2015.  With that title she won a $200 scholarship thanks to funding from Sport Canada!

These 3 bowlers set goals at the beginning of the season…worked hard to make that dream a reality, showed perseverance and came out on top!  One game…one frame…one ball at a time!

Rebekah and Mykaela’s National Banners will be on display at Bowlerama Royale!

 

 

 

8 REASONS to CONGRATULATE Southern Ontario’s 10 Pin YOUTH Team!

so teamHigh fives and smiles all around for the Southern Ontario Team as they met with much success at this year’s YBC Nationals tournament in Toronto from May 2 – 4th, 2015.  This tournament brings the top 6 YBC bowlers from 8 provinces together to compete in the Boys Teams Event, Girls Teams Event, and Singles Events in Divisions of Bantam, Junior and Senior.  It took some stamina to bowl 21 games in 3 days and they sure showed they had it!

The 8 REASONS to CONGRATULATE Southern Ontario’s 10 Pin YOUTH Team…

  1. Southern Ontario Boys Team, Cole Sitzes, Joshua Bautista and Ryan Locker win GOLD!
  2. Southern Ontario Girls Team, Sydney Fargnoli, Sarah Klassen and Mykaela Mitchell win GOLD!
  3. Bantam Boy, Cole Sitzes (from London) wins GOLD in Singles!
  4. Junior Boy, Josh Bautista (from Brampton) wins GOLD in Singles!
  5. Bantam Girl, Sydney Fargnoli (from London) wins SILVER in Singles!
  6. Junior Girl, Sarah Klassen (from St. Catharines) wins SILVER in Singles!
  7. Senior Girl, Mykaela Mitchell (from London) wins BRONZE in Singles!
  8. Senior Girl, Mykaela Mitchell (from London) wins CARL MALCOLMSON $1000 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD for Tournament High Average!

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

$5,750 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED at 2015 Ontario Youth Singles Championships!

On March 21 and 22nd, 2015 the 2015 Ontario Youth Singles Championships were held at Bowlerama Royale in London.

Congratulations to the scholarship winners!!!!

12 and over scratch girls

12 and over handicap girls

12 and over scratch boys

12 and over handicap boys

11 and under handicap girls

11 and under handicap boys

Full results can be found on http://www.otba.ca.

Ontario Youth Singles Poster

2014-2015 Youth Tournament Results

ALL EVENTS CHAMPIONS 2014/2015 were:

Girls – Madison Crossett Heritage Lanes +195 for the 3 events $100.00 scholarship
Boys – Mitch Hutchison Fleetway +219 for the 3 events $155.00 scholarship

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

2014/2015 London and District Youth Singles Scholarship Tournament Results

The Annual Youth Singles Tournament was held April 11, 2015 at Heritage Lanes in St. Thomas.  We had a great turnout and were able to pay out $1,100 in scholarship!  Congratulations to all the winners!

 

2014/2015 London and District Youth Team Tournament Results Jan 24, 2015

15 teams in 3 average divisions competed in the 2015 Youth Team Tournament held at Heritage Lanes.  CONGRATULATIONS!

A DIVISION 551+

Bowlerama Royale  Jamie Figg, Beka Loker, Wesley Shaw and Mykaela Mitchell

B DIVISION 451 TO 550

Fleetway                  Megan Landry, Curtis Merrick, Ashley Powell and Mitch Hutchison

C DIVISION up to 450

Heritage Lanes        Sarah Locker, Britney Davis,  Alex Davis  and Brayden Vaughan

 

2014/2015 London and District Youth Doubles Results Nov 8, 2014

33 teams in 5 average divisions competed in the 2014 Youth Doubles Tournament held at Bowlerama Royale.    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!!!

Division A – 299 AND OVER

FIRST – Rebekah Loker/Mykaela Mitchell – Bowlerama Royale – TOTAL 1443

Division B – 269 TO 298

FIRST – Brayden Vaughan/Craig Coleman – Heritage Lanes – TOTAL 1532

SECOND – Jamie Figg/Wesley Shaw – Bowlerama Royale – TOTAL 1423

Division C – 239 TO 268

FIRST – Brooke Sears/Sydney Fargnoli – Bowlerama Royale – TOTAL 1404

Division D – 201 TO 238

FIRST – Alisa Phillips/Brandon Crosset – Heritage Lanes – TOTAL 1435

Division E – UP TO 200

FIRST – Britney Davis/Dylan Figueiredo – Heritage Lanes – TOTAL 1455

SECOND – Dawson Chabot/Savannah Chabot – Bowlerama Royale – TOTAL 1449

 

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2014 – 2015 Youth Scholarship Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to this years recipients of the London and District Youth Scholarship Award…

  • Alana McNichol, Heritage Lanes
  • Rebekah Loker, Bowlerama Royale 
  • Caleb Ferguson, Bowlerama Royale

Each recipient received $900 in scholarship!

Since 1994 London and District has awarded $35,450 in scholarship.

London & District Youth secure 4 out of 6 spots on the YBC Southern Ontario Team!

4 steps provincial

The YBC 4 Steps to Stardom Tenpin 2015 Nationals will be held in Toronto, May 1 – 4th, 2015.  48 of Canada’s best youth tenpin bowlers from eight provinces will compete at this year’s National Championship.

Each bowler has 4 steps through the season to compete to try out for the National Top Spot in their division.
STEP 1: Each bowling centre qualifies their top bowlers to send to the zone round.  STEP 2: The zone round qualifies 4 bowlers in each division to send to the provincial round.
STEP 3: The Provincial round sends the 1st place Boy and Girl from each of 3 divisions to the National Championship filling 6 spots on the team.
STEP 4: The National Round which will be held this year in Toronto, May 1 – 4th, 2015.

The Southern Ontario provincial qualifier (STEP 3) was held in Burlington February 21st  where 4 out of 6 spots were secured by local bowlers Ryan Locker (Senior Boy) of St. Thomas and from London, Mykaela Mitchell (Senior Girl), Cole Sitzes (Bantam Boy) and Sydney Fargnoli (Bantam Girl).  All are very proud 1st time team members with the exception of Mykaela who was a team member in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

London also grabbed up a Silver medal by Dawson Sears who was a previous Southern Ontario Team member in 2012 while St. Thomas scooped a Bronze medal by Brayden Vaughan who is a current 2015 member of the CTF Southern Ontario Team.

The additional 2 Southern Ontario team members are Junior Boy Joshua Bautista from Brampton and Junior Girl Sarah Klassen from St. Catharines.  This year’s coaches will be Fred Harris of London and Maureen Cooper.

London and St. Thomas will be well represented at this year’s 4 Steps to Stardom National Championships!  They have one more step to try and earn top spot at the National Level!

Results will be posted during the tournament on London & District Facebook Group!

We are so proud of you!  Bring home some medals!  LET’S GO S.O.!!

 

GOLD X 3 for our London Youth!

Three of our London and area youth 10 pin bowlers will represent Southern Ontario at CTF Nationals in Winnipeg, MB in May!  The Ivan Nelson Memorial Youth Championship is an annual tournament in Mississauga which attracts approximately 250 youth from all over Southern Ontario.  These youth all compete for 8 spots (4 girls and 4 boys) on the Southern Ontario Team along with $200 in scholarship.  This year London and district took 3 of those 8 spots which says a lot about the caliber of our youth 10 pin bowlers.  Rebekah Loker (left) and Mykaela Mitchell (middle) bowl out of Bowlerama Royale in London and Brayden Vaughan (right) bowls out of Heritage Lanes in St. Thomas.

3 times GOLD

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right…Rebekah Loker, Mykaela Mitchell, Brayden Vaughan

 

Ivan Nelson Memorial Youth Championship Tournament Director and Southern Ontario Coach, Chris Woolcock is quoted as saying “I start out with 250 smiling faces and end up with only 8!.”  This tournament is one of the most prestigious for our Southern Ontario youth bowlers and the pressure is on to fight for the only 8 spots.  Day 1 is comprised of 6 games total.  Day 1 was bowled on a medium sport pattern (Montreal). Each division qualifies only 8 to move on the Day 2.

After the 1st day London and District had the following bowlers qualify:

  • Bantam Boys – Cole Sitzes – Bowlerama Royale qualifying 1st overall with a total 1060 pins
  • Bantam Girls – Sydney Fargnoli – Bowlerama Royale qualifying 5th overall with a total 869 pins
  • Junior Boys – Brayden Vaughan – Heritage Lanes qualifying 2nd with 1114 pins
  • Junior Boys – Dylan Scott – Bowlerama Royale qualifying 8th with 1030 pins
  • Junior Girls – Rebekah Loker – Bowlerama Royale qualifying 2nd with 1067 pins
  • Intermediate Girls – Mykaela Mitchell – Bowlerama Royale qualifying 6th with 1023 pins
  • Senior Girls – Ashley Quenneville – Bowlerama Royale qualifying 5th with 1071 pins
  • Senior Girls – Victoria Molto – Bowlerama Royale qualifying 7th with 1024 pins

The goal the first day is to make top 8 and move on to the next day.  From there the competition starts all over and the bowlers bowl each of the other 7 bowlers in their division once.  A win will get them 2 points and based on how they score in their division per game they will get 8 points (for high score) and 1 point (for low score (possible 10 points per match).  The lane condition was a short sport pattern (Los Angeles).

We are so very proud of all of our London and District bowlers.  After a very tense and exciting final day we ended up with 3 of 8 Southern Ontario teammates from London and St. Thomas, Rebekah, Mykaela and Brayden:

2015 Southern Ontario Team

Seniors, Kenny Ho, Toronto & Miranda Panas, St. Catharines

Intermediates, Riley Pellerito, Windsor & Mykaela Mitchell, London

Juniors, Brayden Vaughan, St. Thomas & Rebekah Loker, Woodstock

Bantams, Wyatt Scott, Burlington & Sierra Baltzer, Windsor.

Coaches are Gus Badali & Chris Woolcock

Team Manager,  Laurie Gatto.

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Cole Sitzes Bronze Medalist Bantam Division

As well, London and District boasts a silver medal in Senior Girls, Victoria Molto (Bowlerama Royale) and a bronze medal in Bantam Boys, Cole Sitzes, (Bowlerama Royale).

Victoria Molto

Victoria Molto Silver Medalist Senior Division

 

 
 
 

This is Brayden’s first National Competition as a Bantam Boy.  Rebekah has experience competing at the National level as the Bantam Girl member of the Southern Ontario team at YBC Nationals in 2012.  Mykaela has bowled for Youth Team Canada in 2013 winning an International bronze medal in trios in Puerto Rico, she is on the 2015 Canadian Youth Team, was the 2012 and 2010 National CTF Junior and Bantam Girl Champion for CTF as well as the 2012 YBC National Junior Girl Champion.

Great bowling to all of our competitors!

LET’S GO S.O.!!!

2015 Annual Youth Scholarship

ATTENTION London and District Youth.

It’s that time of year again to apply for the Annual Youth Scholarship. London and District Ten Pin Bowling Association established this annual scholarship fund for the awarding of one or more scholarships per year to sanctioned CTF bowlers in the London District.  This is the 20th year that this scholarship award has been offered.  Since the inception of this fund, $32,750.00 has been awarded to our youth bowlers.

Ask your Program Director for an application or print it here >>>> 2015 Annual Youth Scholarship.  Make sure you return the completed form to your Program Director before the end of January 2015.

Check out the Annual Scholarship Report to see the previous recipients and the amounts they were awarded.

Good Luck!

2013/2014 London and District Awards

London and District 10 Pin Bowling Association is pleased to announce our 2013/2014 Award Winners!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

2013/2014 Bowler of the Year Awards

2013/2014 Youth Award Winners

2013/2014 Adult Honour Scores

2013/2014 Youth Honour Scores

2013/2014 Adult Top 10 Composite Averages

2013/2014 Youth Top Ten Averages

2013/2014 Tournament Winners

2013/2014 Annual Scholarship Report

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Bowling…My Favourite Sport by Beka Loker

Beka Loker is one of our London and District youth bowlers.  She started in the Bowlerama Royale Youth League program a few years ago as a smiling, quiet and very shy young lady.  Since then, Beka has not only found her voice, but her bowling skills continue to improve each and every year.

She recently had an essay assignment in her Grade 9 English class.  Her topic was her favourite sport…of course she picked Bowling.  With her permission we are sharing this essay with you.

Bowling – My Favourite Sport by Beka Loker (<<<<click here to open)

Thanks for sharing Beka!  It is great to know that our sport is inspiring our youth.

P.S.  Beka received a very good grade on this essay!